Sunday, May 13, 2012

Three Words For You: Treat. Yo. Self.


Starting on Friday, to celebrate the end of this stressful week, I decided to treat myself to a massage, and then the luxury of the weekend continued from there.  Spurred by the encouragement of my tax return check, I had one of the fanciest weekends of my life and I think the Dowager Countess would have approved!   Saturday was mani-pedi's and brunch with my dear friend Dustin and then dinner at a new restaurant in my neighborhood!

Oh, and then there was one more big luxury item that I'm almost embarrassed about, but will share with you, dear readers because you really need to know about it.  On Saturday morning I decided that I just could not deal with all of the dust and cat hair in my apartment.  My dirty bathroom was making me depressed, and it was so nice out! I knew that to get my apartment up to the cleanliness standards I desired I would have to spend the entire day inside cleaning.  Or would I?

What did I do? I went on craigslist and called the number for this listing: "Gay cleaning guy, meticulous and reliable." Pretty good advertising strategy huh?  Wit in a couple of hours the lovely Yuri was at my apartment getting shit done!  When he started cleaning out our vacuum cleaner filter, I knew that was a good sign that I could leave.  So I jaunted off to mani-pedis and brunch in the city and came home to a SPOTLESS apartment!  As in, I have never cleaned it so well myself!

While I was out and about I felt a little strange and guilty having someone clean my place- even though I was paying him.  But when I came home, the first words out of my mouth were, "why did I wait do long to do this?!"

Having a cleaning person is not going to be a weekly thing for me, but when that dirty despair starts to take over and try and ruin my weekend?  I'd say this happens maybe once a month- I'm calling Yuri and not thinking twice about it.

What about you guys?  Have you ever had a cleaning person before?

Below are pictures of my luxurious day.  I will end this post by saying this- when in doubt, TREAT YO SELVES LADIES!! Everyone ends up winning in the end.

Happy Mother's Day to all of my Mom readers! Treat yo selves!





6 comments:

  1. I love your blog, Sarah! So happy it's back. Also, coincidentally, I have watched that Treat Yo Self video like 100 times in the last week.

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    1. Hi Sefi! That is really funny. Thanks so much- so glad you're reading :)

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  2. Hired a cleaning crew the week before my twins were born to come in one day. Best money i have ever ever spent! Debating on doing it again although i feel guilty since I am a stay at home mom. Cleaning is part of my job. Life has been super crazy lately though and it would be a nice splurge. Professionals clean far more thoroughly and it makes me sooo happy.

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    1. Kate, I have three words for you: TREAT YO SELF!!!

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  3. He cleaned the vacuum filter? I am obsessed with jobs like that because I like EVERYTHING to be clean, but I obviously never want to do them. Who would?! I wonder if Yuri has any contacts over here haha. Not that I have my own house to clean... Glad you had a lovely weekend!

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